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SBA Delaware announces small business award winners

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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office today announced SBA’s 2019 Delaware Small Business Award winners.

John Fleming, district director of SBA Delaware, will officially present winners with their awards at SBA’s annual Delaware Small Business Awards Dinner on May 9, 2019 at DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington.

SBA’s May 9 Delaware Small Business Awards ceremony is open to members of the public who register to attend the awards ceremony at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-awards-tickets-58379713294.

Small Business Person of the Year – Donald Chupp, Fireside Partners, Inc., Dover

Entrepreneurial Success Award – Frank Montisano, Excel Business Systems, Newark

Minority-Owned Business of the Year – Patricia Rivera, Hook PR & Marketing, Milton

Woman-Owned Business of the Year – Christina Stanberry, Beyond Fifty Fitness Center, Wilmington and Hockessin

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year – Cindy Collins, Euphoric Herbals, Milford

Lifetime Achievement Award: Judy Diogo, Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Dover

Financial Services Champion: Linda Price, Fulton Bank, Georgetown

Frank H. Masley Champion Award: Michael Bowman, Delaware Small Business Development Center


Top Delaware SBA 7(a) Program Lender: M & T Bank (Number of Loans)

Top Delaware SBA 7(a) Program Lender: WSFS Bank (Dollar Amount)

Top Delaware 504 Program Lender: Delaware Community Development Corporation

Top Delaware 504 Program Third Party Lenders: Fulton Bank + M & T Bank (tied)

“What makes SBA’s Small Business Awards Program shine is that it is a national awards program spotlighting America’s Main Streets,” said Fleming. “Small business is the “˜engine of our nation’s economy,’ as we are so often reminded. But our small business community is so much more than that. It is a fundamental part of the core of our character as a nation. Small businesses shape the character of America’s Main Streets. They are often what make “˜home,’ “˜home.’ SBA’s Delaware Small Business Awards Program celebrates the small businesses that make our state “˜uniquely Delaware.'”

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